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3.0 out of 5 stars Historical romance by the numbers, 25 Jun 2014
This review is from: To Make a Match (A Scandal in London Novel) (Paperback)
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Maybe I've read too much historical romance but there's something about this book that feels formulaic. It's obviously a reworking of "The Taming of the Shrew" but I don't mind clever updates so it's not that.

The requisite cliched elements are all in there:

Tall, broad shouldered, handsome hero - check
Teeny tiny heroine with teeny, tiny waist and big, bountiful boobs - check
Instalust - never had a woman's smile had such an, erm, potent effect on the hero - check
Failures to communicate leading to big misunderstandings - check
Simultaneous climax the first time the hero and heroine have sex - check
Unnecessary plot twist solely caused by heroine's rampant stupidity - check and check

Three stars because the actual execution and writing are not bad at all, but I did not warm to Victoria at all. I would read more of this author if she actually came up with something a little more original (again not from the updating of Shakespeare perspective, which I wouldn't mind if the story did something a little fresh with it).
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